San Francisco

Small Group Tour: San Francisco and Muir Woods with Lunch in Sausalito

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Dylans Famous Tour

From USD 129.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy an insider overview of San Francisco on this excursion that includes a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Muir Woods National Monument. You are driven around the city in a small group to see its diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping several times for breathtaking photo ops of famous sites and memorable stories. This local-led tour visits culturally significant neighborhoods like Chinatown and the Little Italy, as well as the large homes of Pacific Heights. After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, guests will visit the towering redwood trees of Muir Woods and the beautiful waterfront town of Sausalito for lunch (own expense).
  • San Francisco sightseeing tour with Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Take a bus ride around the city to see neighborhoods such like Chinatown and Little Italy
  • Visit Muir Woods National Monument, home to the famous redwood trees
  • Admire the Golden Gate Bridge and the large homes of Pacific Heights

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This combo tour earns top reviews for friendly guides with insider knowledge of San Francisco.

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Muir Woods entrance fee ($15 for ages 16+)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 710 Beach St
    710 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

    You will be meeting underneath the white gazebo, located inside the San Francisco Maritime National Park, on the Beach Street side. **Hyde Street and Beach Street border The Maritime National Park**

Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your tour begins at Fisherman's Wharf, where you meet your local guide and board your minibus. Over the course of the day, you get a look at the city's diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping at several locations to take beautiful photos and learn about the history of the city and current events through the eyes of a local.

You will travel through North Beach, also known as Little Italy, where sidewalk cafes line busy streets. You will get to see the markets and souvenir shops of Chinatown; visit the art and landmarks where the Summer of Love began in the Haight-Ashbury; see the 'Painted Ladies' victorians, known for their appearance in the 'Full House' intro; and get a glimpse of Pacific Heights, one of the city's most affluent neighborhoods where large homes have excellent views of San Francisco Bay (the house from 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is also here), among others.

The adventure then continues across the Golden Gate Bridge to the picturesque enclave of Sausalito for a lunch break, before heading to Muir Woods National Monument, where you have an hour to stroll through the majestic forest of ancient redwood trees.

Your tour ends with return to your starting point at Fisherman's Wharf.

Fisherman's Wharf (Pass By)

North Beach (Pass By)

Chinatown (Pass By)

Pacific Heights

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Presidio of San Francisco (Pass By)

Fort Point National Historic Site

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Golden Gate Bridge (Pass By)

Muir Woods National Monument

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please contact us directly in regards to hotel pick-ups.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Do not just look for a Viator sign to meet up with your tour.
Pick up and drop off at hotel was very convenient.


620 reviews
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Worth it
Jen_A, Aug 2023
This tour was a great way to see the city, learn its history, and get photos of some of the most iconic structures and visit to Muir Woods. If you can, get on Anthony’s bus, he made it fun and interesting.
Great drive through SF and to Muir Woods.
Tracy_A, July 2023
Our tour guide/driver (Jake) was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The SF stops were great and Muir Woods was fantastic. Really appreciated the water and snacks provided.
San Francisco must do!!
Selina_P, June 2023
Awesome tour. Sully was an excellent guide with a wealth of fun and interesting facts about San Francisco.
Having Fun
Stephen_P, May 2023
Getting an overview of san Francisco with a lot of history was great. The guide was fantastic! The Muir Woods experience was neat, and there was plenty of time to explore. Had a good lunch in a Thai restaurant.
See the City and See the Woods
Denise_R, May 2023
The weather was perfect for this outing. We got great views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Muir Woods was refreshing and lunch in Sausalito was nice with outdoor seating and a view of the marina. Not too strenuous of a tour and appropriate for all ages. My sister and I really enjoyed getting out of the city and getting so fresh air and views that you don’t normally see. Our guide, Roger, was informative and entertaining. We enjoyed his commentary and appreciated his advice about getting around and suggestions for things to see and do during our stay. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Great tour with just the...
Latanya_R, Mar 2023
Great tour with just the right amount of hop-on, hop-off. Adam was very knowledgeable. I arrived late in an Uber from out of town, and the guides still made sure I joined the group.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello and thanks for the nice review! Sounds like you were able to hit all the spots. This tour checks all the boxes for a great 1/2 day in the Bay Area. One cannot visit SF and not see some of the powerhouse Coastal Redwoods at Muir Woods and a lunch in the former art colony of Sausalito, with its views of SF is priceless. Having a great guide like Adam is the icing on the cake for any good tour. Good travels! Todd Spor Smith
Great tour!
Alan_N, Mar 2023
We enjoyed a lot! Will recommend to everyone! A lot of history, culture and beautiful places! And the guide was a really nice guy.
Meghan_s, Jan 2023
Cannot recommend this tour enough! Patrick was phenomenal. Sasaulito timing was a little rushed so if you want to be there for longer I wouldn’t recommend.
Awesome tour
Tijana_R, Jan 2023
This was the nicest tour I have attended. Sally was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable, friendly and prepared. This was an awesome experience!
Very low stress and fun...
Amy_A, Jan 2023
Very low stress and fun way to see the main sites in San Francisco. The trip over the golden great was terrific and the leisurely hour plus walk through the woods, memorable. The guide was both quirky and professional, just the perfect combination.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Amy, thank you for taking the time to write this review of Dylan's Tours. We are glad you enjoyed our professional, quirky guide and that you had virtually no stress. We are happy to hear that "fun" was the word. No more needs to be said so we hope to see you again in the future. Thanks, Patrick, Manager at Dylan's Tours
Best Day in the Bay Area
Peter_L, Dec 2022
We had an incredible day with Dylan’s Famous Tour! We got experience just about everything SAn Francisco and the Bay Area has to offer. From the city highlights, to walking in the woods with finishing off in the wine country. We had a great sit down lunch at the Girl and the Fig, and we visited a beautiful winery. This was hands down the best experience.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hello Peter, thank you for taking the time to write a review of Dylan's Tours. It is great to hear you got to experience so much in just one day. Walking in the woods, seeing San Francisco, and visiting a beautiful winery is a great way to spend a day in Northern California. We are so glad you chose to spend it with Dylan's Tours. Please join us again in the future. Thanks, Patrick, Manager at Dylan's Tours
A truly fantastic tour and tour guide
Andrew_W, Nov 2022
Too many things to remember about the tour. Muir woods was fantastic and so was all the little stop off points where our tour guide gave a brief history of some of the events.
A can’t miss!
Nathalie_B, Nov 2022
What a wonderful day! Our guide, Tony, was amazing! He was charismatic, informative, and had the whole bus laughing while he drove us from site to site (and it was his birthday the day of our tour!). Muir Woods and the Palace of the Fine Arts were our personal highlights, but the whole tour is a can’t miss excursion! Thank you for a great day!
Absolutely amazing tour
David_M, Nov 2022
Our guide Sully was phenomenal.. would love to come back & take another one with him!!!! And we hope to
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello David, thanks for taking the time to write a review of Dylan's Tours. We are glad you enjoyed your time with Sully. He is an absolute treasure to our company. We hope you will come back and receive another great tour. Thanks, Billy, Manager at Dylan's Tours
Good tour but overpriced
Vasilea_S, Nov 2022
We did the small group tour through San Francisco, Muir wood and lunch a Saunsalito today. Tour guide was informed local and a funny guy. He had heaps of facts about San Francisco (and a bit of fiction). The tour was good- but not great. I think overpriced for the experience (we paid ~$240US for the two of us). It a good way to do a quick round up of the key local attractions and get some insights from a local guide. Approx 24 on the tour. Bus was comfortable, clean and air-conditioned. They were on time and everything went to schedule. The tour was approx 5hours (800am - 1:20pm) which included 1.5 hours free time at Muir Wood and 1 hour free time Lunch at Sausalito. Lunch and park fees ($15ea) not included. So you actually get about 2.5 hours of guided tour and the rest of the time to yourself.
We had a great time, we enjoyed alot
Norma_S, Nov 2022
We didn't have to drive, driver was really nice and informed, bus was clean, we loved, places were awesome and peaceful
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello Norma, thanks for taking the time to write a review of Dylan's Tours. We are happy we could drive you around, provide a clean bus, a nice and informed guide. It is wonderful to hear you loved the places on the tour. Please tell your friends. Thanks, Billy, Manager at Dylan's Tours
Tour bus to Muir Woods
Jeanette_H, Sept 2022
The tranquility and beauty, the smell.. the sites the company. Friendly staff.. but highly recommend it to anybody that comes to San Francisco
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hi Jeanette, Thank you for your kind feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed all of the beauty of Muir Woods and the San Francisco Bay Area. We hope you're able to enjoy Dylan's Tours again one day! Thanks, Britt
Amazing experience with magical view points
Mozhgan_J, July 2022
This was my son and I first tour experience which was great, especially because we were in a van in a group of 8 which was more intimate group and this made it possible to go through Lombard street and many narrow streets of San Francisco. Palace of fine arts was so mesmerizing and peaceful, View points were breathtaking and unforgettable. The Muirwood walk/ hike was a very pleasant experience with a magical flow of peace, harmony and positive energy from Mother Nature. I strongly recommend this tour and your company to family and friends. You make lifetime memories and you deserve the best ratings for your truly hard working staff. Thank you 🙏
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your thoughtful feedback! We're happy you enjoyed your experience with Dylan's Tours. Hiking the beautiful Muir Woods is a truly unforgettable experience, and we're happy you'll have these memories for many years to come. We hope you'll be able to join us again sometime! Thanks, Britt
Green Day at Muir Woods
NIVEDITA_R, July 2022
Fresh air to breathe, greenery everywhere, cool weather, comfortable drive, knowledgeable guide, overall had great time
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your kind feedback and for choosing Dylan's Tours. We're happy you enjoyed the beautiful greenery and unique sights of the Bay and Muir Woods. We hope you can join us again sometime! Thanks, Britt
Viator “credit” scam
William_J, July 2022
Wonderful trip but Viator offered a credit on the next booking, to be “credited at checkout”. I booked another trip and guess what, no credit!! And no way to contact Viator, other than through this platform. Beware of “credit” offers on follow up emails!!!

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